Overnight dog care in Charlottesville

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How it works

Skip the kennel

Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.

Flexible transportation

All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.

Live updates

Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.

What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Carissa HCharlottesville, VA

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I am excited to meet your family member and explore the outdoors with them. I grew up with Golden Retrievers and always loved playing with them. I am looking forward to having my own dog one day soon. I know exercise is an essential component of any health human and dogs' lifestyle. I have more experience with medium and large dogs than small ones, but am open to meeting all types of furry friends. My priority is keeping your dog safe during walks and helping them enjoy time outdoors.

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Leigh-Anna NCharlottesville, VA

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“Recently moved to Cville, Will Run w/ Your Dog!”

Hi! I'm Leigh-Anna and I'm a full-time college student at The New School. I’m originally from the Bay Area and have recently relocated to Cville for the semester! I have grown up my whole life with dogs and cats in the house and I have extensive experience house-sitting and pet-sitting. I've been taking care of animals since I was 10 years old. I currently have 2 cats and am a proud dog aunt to 2 dogs, one of whom I live with (2 y/o mini aussie). Look forward to meeting you and your dog!!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Alexander BCharlottesville, VA

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I’m Alec, I have two dogs, Henry and Lola, who I typically spend most of my alone time with. I’d love to have the opportunity to meet, walk, and play with your dog(s).

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Kristen BCharlottesville, VA

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“It’s all about your babies!”

I am dependable, timely and have great attention to detail. I have grown up with dogs and cats my entire life so I have a wide variety of experiences and different health conditions. Rest assured, I will do everything in my power to keep your pet safe and happy! In-home boarding(in your home) is possible with prior discussion.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Puppy care

Raeann GCharlottesville, VA

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As a 4th-year college student, I love meeting all the amazing dogs of Charlottesville during their visits to The Lawn! I would love to help bring some peace of mind to you and your dog by taking them for a walk! I’m studying aerospace engineering and involved in community outreach organizations, which speaks to my work ethic. I am organized, responsible, and level-headed. Despite my busy schedule, I like to make time to have fun with friends and family (social distance nowadays, of course).

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker

Ivan PCharlottesville, VA

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Hello my name is Ivan Aragona and I am originally from Brazil and have been a citizen in the United States since 2008. I love all animals and even have my own adored dog. I have had pets my entire life and look forward to caring for other pets as well.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Ilana LCharlottesville, VA

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My name is Ilana and I am excited to provide your dog with fun, safe walks! I have always been a dog lover, and have lived with a dog most of my life. I've had a Shih Tzu, a Beagle, a Golden Retriever, and I currently live with an awesome Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I have experience interacting with a wide variety of animals and will pay special attention to any requests you may have. I will also do my best to cater to your dog's specific needs.

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Amanda SCharlottesville, VA

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“Professional and trustworthy walker and sitter!”

My name is Amanda. I have grown up around dogs my entire life and have been pet sitting and dog walking as a side job for about seven years now and have experience with dogs of all breeds and sizes. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Caroline SCharlottesville, VA

4.8

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Hello my name is Caroline and I am an animal lover and a healthy living advocate. I have had dogs my entire life, both german shepherds and huskies. I dog sat through my teenage years for neighbors and family. I look forward to meeting you and your best friend!

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Dog Boarding in Charlottesville

Run almost entirely by volunteers, Animal Connections is a no-kill rescue network that firmly believes in the foster to adoption path. They are diligent about posting in-depth profiles of all of the dogs available for adoption, including their background, strengths, and areas needing improvement. Animal Connections provides a lot of supplementary assistance to the dominant shelter in Charlottesville, the CASPCA.

Serving all of Albemarle County is a big feat, but the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA (CASPCA) manages beautifully in this mountain town. They rehome hundreds of pets each year and host a number of community events to raise awareness and funds. Community programs include the Barn Cat Project and the Angel Adoption Project, under which adoption fees are waived in order provide homes to special needs or antisocial animals. CASPCA also hosts a vibrant junior volunteer program, providing young adults with meaningful work experience. 

As Charlottesville is a small college mountain town, CASPCA is the dominating shelter for the community. In the same breath, residents find that living amongst nature does not come without its challenges. Often woodland creatures wander into town or are found by our own furry friends, and are injured. Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary is a rehabilitation and rescue center sheltering all exotic and wild animals needing a helping hand in the local area. RWS provides instructions on how to rescue an animal if found out of hours of operation. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events Charlottesville

Brew Ridge Parkway

48
Admission
FREE!

Duration
Yearround

Brew Ridge Parkway

48

Charlottesville is not only known for being exceptionally dog-friendly, but also for its mass density of breweries and distilleries.  Running through the Blue Ridge Mountain system, the Brew Ridge Parkway is a destination for any avid beer, cider, or wine drinker. Of the nearly 30 breweries like Devil's Backbone, Bold Rock, or Wild Wolf within a 20 mile radius, nearly all of them welcome dogs on their expansive patio set ups.

Crabtree Falls

36
Admission
$4.00

Duration
7AM-7PM

Crabtree Falls

36

Take in the lush Blue Ridge Mountain landscape from 1,200 feet at Crabtree Falls. The path is well maintained and marked, with five breaking points at the most scenic segments of the falls. Beautiful year-round, Crabtree is a must-stop for nature lovers, and dogs will find the 2-hour hike manageable at the least. Admission is free, and parking cost is $4.

Dogtoberfest

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Admission
$20.00

Duration
2PM-4PM

Dogtoberfest

24

Every October, ACAC Waterpark allows dogs to frolic and swim before closing up for the year. Hosted by CASPCA, Dogtoberfest almost always sells out, so buy in advance.  Food, beer, photobooths, and costume contests - what more could you ask for? Starting at $20 and an additional $10 per extra dog, the proceeds help CASPCA continue serving the community. Plus, whats more fun than seeing your mutt splash around with his friends?

Dog Fest & Howl-O-Ween

12
Admission
FREE!

Duration
12PM-5PM

Dog Fest & Howl-O-Ween

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A local favorite each year, Dog Fest & Howl-O-Ween bring together several vendors and neighboring rescues to IX Art Park for a paws-itively spectacular day.  The costume contest is judged in the middle of the day, and refreshments are available throughout the event. Three Notch'd Brewery even offers a selection of beers at which a portion of the proceeds will go towards CASPCA, the host of this event.

Spring Founders Festival

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Admission
FREE!

Duration
10AM-9PM

Spring Founders Festival

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Put together by the Tom Tom Foundation, the Spring Founders Festival is a massive event that brings together art, technology, and entrepreneurship. Dogs are welcome to all of the open air outdoor events such as the block parties, where you can grab a beer and listen to one of the several headlining bands for the week. Spring Founders Festival brings together all the up and coming figures of culture in Charlottesville and beyond for a week of sharing ideas and innovation.